Day Two: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

Day Two: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400


Day two of the 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400 began much the same as day one. With good conditions 15 shooters cleaned the 50 yard metallic sight match. Steve Angeli, the most recent member of the 6400 club-a score he shot with irons at the Mid Atlantic in 2015, battled Justin Tracy for the win and out Xed him by one, 37 to 36. Winchester aficionado Bill Neff slid into third with a 400-33X after winning tiebreaker with Kevin Nevius. Kevin Mulligan was top Expert shooting the only clean in that class while Victoria Benyo picked up the win in the combined Sharpshooter/Marksman class.


Joe Graf shot the only perfect score in the Meter Match, a 400-33. Billy Marciniak came within a whisker of taking the match but spoiled his 34xs with a nine for a second place 399-34X. Nevius took third shooting a 399-32X Expert Chris Hake’s 397-30X best his class as Michael Flucke had a 398-19X to take the combined class.


Four hundreds were again in vogue for the Dewar Match. Dan Altman won the match with a convincing 400-34X. Tracy was back in the money with a second place 400-32X as Nevius gathered up another third place shooting a 29X clean. Matt McHale went clean with 21Xs to win Expert honors as Flucke captured the top spot in the combined class.


The day ended at 100 yards where three shooters went clean. Reya Kempley was back on top with her 400-27X. Altman shot 25Xs for second and Erin Gestl had 21 for third. McHale repeated his Expert win and Benyo returned to the combined class winner’s circle.


In the day two 1200 aggregate Altman emerged as the winner on the back of an 1199-90X. Graf was second, a 1198-96X effort, and occupying what seemed to be his place of choice was Nevius at 1198-93. McHale and Flucke won their classes. Altman also won the 2400 aggregate having only dropped two points, a 2398-170. Tracey was a point behind at 2397 with a very impressive196Xs. In third place, once again was Nevius, 2397-193X. Expert Kevin Mulligan hung a 2386-154X for class honors and Flucke won the combined class.


Graf, Tracy, and Nevius were all tied up at 1598 for the second day 3200 aggregate. They finished in that order with 128X, 127X, and 126 Xs respectively. It was Nevius’ fourth third of the day.


After two days Tracy out Xed Nevius, who was relieved to at last break the third place rut, 3197-268X to 3197-264X. Graf, 1197-251X, out Xed Altman, 1197-221X for third. Mulligan won Expert class while Fluke sailed to victory in the combined class.

About Hap Rocketto

Hap Rocketto is a Distinguished Rifleman with service and smallbore rifle, member of The Presidents Hundred, and the National Guard’s Chief’s 50. He is a National Smallbore Record holder, a member of the 1600 Club and the Connecticut Shooters’ Hall Of Fame. He was the 2002 Intermediate Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion, the 2012 Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion a member of the 2007 and 2012 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, coach and captain of the US Drew Cup Team, and adjutant of the United States 2009 Roberts and 2013 Pershing Teams. Rocketto is very active in coaching juniors. He is, along with his brother Steve, a cofounder of the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein. A historian of the shooting sports, his work appears in Shooting Sports USA, the late Precision Shooting Magazine, The Outdoor Message, the American Rifleman, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s website, and most recently, the apogee of his literary career,
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